Richard Kingsmill@triplejtheking

triple j Group Music Director

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Richard Kingsmill

Genesis Owusu has been busy working with Anderson .Paak’s band lately. So I got him in to talk about how he hooked up with them, what it’s been like growing up in Canberra with his older brother (aka Citizen Kay), and where he’s coming from musically given the diverse styles of his past work as well as the two very different singles he’s just dropped. Hear it all via my bio link now. @genesisowusu @triple_j


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The Funhouse this evening will look back at the year 1979. Here are three legendary double albums all released that year. In what order would you rank them? @doublejradio


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Stella Donnelly. Wales. Billy Bragg. Cerys Matthews. #MeToo. Toastface Grillah. Trolls. Humanity. Politicians. How punk’s her mum. There’s other stuff we spoke about. That’s just some of it. So head to the ‘2019’ podcast and check it all out. But if you haven’t already, check out her outstanding debut album Beware Of The Dogs first. And....then the podcast. Ok. @stelladonnelly @triple_j


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“I’m a patient guy. The faster you get there, the faster you leave. So I’m fine with takin my time and letting people get to know me.” I had a great conversation getting to know the 28yo Atlantan rapper JID. He arrived on the scene back in 2010, but his profile over the last year has risen markedly. His latest album DiCaprio 2 won widespread acclaim, and the likes of Denzel Curry, J. Cole, and the late Mac Miller have all sung his praises. Find out more about his upbringing, his teenage dreams of being a sporting hero, and how he manages to nail that rapid fire flow by always sitting down behind the mic. Head to the ‘2019’ podcast or via my bio link for the whole interview. @jidsv @triple_j


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Ocean Alley. Confidence. Phones go up.


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“Dear Seattle is - and always will be - four guys writing music that comes from the heart. We want to write honest music that’s genuine. We don’t want to portray any particular image that isn’t us, because at the end of the day if things go well and we succeed, you’d much rather be famous for being the person you are as opposed to having to put on a face. We’re four 23-25yo dudes from the north of Sydney who like to write emotional filled lyrics and if you love it and you enjoy it, then hop aboard.” Hear more from singer/guitarist Brae Fisher on their evolution from hardcore beginnings, their debut album Don’t Let Go (which has just come out on Violent Soho guitarist James Tidswell’s indie label), and how the passing of Brae’s father when he was a 7yo shaped his outlook. Head to the 2019 podcast or via my bio link. @dearseattle @violentsoho4122 @triple_j


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Great Debut Singles. Bam! Out of nowhere. Just some of the classic first songs that kickstarted amazing careers. Hear all these and more in this week’s The Funhouse @doublejradio #nowstreaming - and let me know what I missed because I feel a Pt. II of this special on the horizon!


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“Christians grow up with the Bible. For me, it was Funkadelic. They were my guide.” With the legend George Clinton (one of their early producers too) supporting them, Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers thanked the Funkadelic/Parliament leader for sharing the same stage with them last night. I’ve seen them numerous times, but he and drummer Chad Smith still have a sixth sense. That combination is incredible, and at times I felt like I was watching the two of them just jamming their hearts out in their garage together. The start of the show was electric - one of the best I’ve seen. They left out as many (if not more) of their big hits than they played. But they’re mixing it all up night by night (which only adds to the spontaneity). I did get to see them bravely attempt one of Blood Sugar’s best songs Breaking The Girl. One last observation - and this is directed at Zan Rowe who I know was on the other side of the stadium - did Anthony’s latest haircut and dance moves remind you of one of our old colleagues? One Alex Dyson maybe? Brothers in some pretty awkward dance moves I say. @zanrowe @aedyson


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Having achieved nearly 2 million streams for her first two singles alone, Sydney singer JEFFE is about to make the leap to live in London to take advantage of the quick uptake of interest in her across the past year. With her debut EP now out, she spoke with me about growing up on the sounds of Joni Mitchell and Etta James, working closely with producer Dave Hammer (Thundamentals/Lime Cordiale), and why she chose JEFFE as her pseudonym. Hit my bio link to hear her talking with me about her music. @musicbyjeffe @triple_j


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“It’s definitely a step forward. It’s improved upon - or found the voice – that the first two were trying to say.” Methyl Ethel’s excellent third album Triage will see the Perth group’s fanbase continue to expand. Two years on from the success of ‘Ubu' (Hottest 100 #4 2017), this new collection has been entirely written and recorded by frontman Jake Webb. I spoke with him about his songwriting strategies, the significance of the album's title, and how his approach to music in the future might change. Check it all out in the ‘2019’ podcast. @methylethel @triple_j


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“I almost think some people might see it as a mess. The only thread is that every song is different. It’s not very traditional. It’s so all over the place. But in a world where you can consume any type of music that you want, why would you want to listen to a record of all the same stuff. I just don’t get it.” They’ve just scored their 4th Australian and 1st UK #1 for amo. But fans are still debating the latest move from Bring Me The Horizon. Find out what else the English band aimed for with their 6th album by hearing me speak more with singer Oli Sykes in the ‘2019’ podcast. @bringmethehorizon @triple_j


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Sumo-sized 🔥 at Denzel Curry gig. Don’t miss him at Laneway this weekend. @lanewayfest @denzelcurryph


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